The Butchart Chronicles : May 16, 2014

Flower Report for May 16 2014

The recent warm, sunny weather has pushed our spring bulb display past its peak and we have begun the transition of changing over to our summer plantings. In spite of the transition, colour continues to be produced from an amazing variety of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials (as well as some tulips and biennials) which boldly light up the landscape. The Blue Poppies and Peonies have started blooming, but the real highlights this week are the uniquely beautiful Davidia (Dove or Handkerchief) trees that wave their large white bracts at you as you walk by. 

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Single Blue Poppy

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Bellis English Daisy     
  • Camellia    
  • Cinerarea     
  • Cornus (Flowering Dogwood) 
  • Daphne 
  • Davidia (Dove or Handkerchief tree)  
  • Deutzia - new
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Exochorda
  • Fothergilla - new
  • Fritillaria 
  • Hellebore  
  • Kerria   
  • Laburnum (Golden Chain tree) - new
  • Halesia - new
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Apple and Crabapple) 
  • Meconopsis (Blue Poppy)  
  • Myosotis (Forget-me-not)     
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy   
  • Paeonia (Peony)
  • Prunus (Flowering Cherry)                                      
  • Rhododendron
  • Spiraea
  • Stocks (annual) fragrant - new
  • Syringa - new
  • Trillium   
  • Tulip 
  • Wisteria - new
Dogwood FlowerCornus 'Eddie's White Wonder' (Dogwood)